Francesco Barocco
Sul principio di contraddizione/ On the Principle of Contradiction

Published by Viaindustriae publishing, 2021

This book is the catalog of the exhibition On the Principle of Contradiction curated by Elena Volpato at GAM Torino. “It is neither a theme nor a language that unites the five artists in this exhibition. Rather, it is the presence of a space of possibility within their works, made, almost always, by at least two elements, by two or more natures, by two or more images that cannot be fully reconciled with one another and are bound together through ambiguity which at times becomes an explicit relationship of contradiction. The emotional strength of their work, despite the considerable differences in their practice, seems to derive from the vibration of that space created between the elements which cannot fully overlap, or coincide in a univocal affirmation, but which keep sliding one upon the other and demanding attention one despite the other.”

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